Twenty-five years ago, the acclaimed Healthy Aging publication recognized a need for spreading awareness for and amongst our aging citizens. It was first introduced when those in the baby boomer generation were about to turn 50—a critical time when no one wants to discuss the implications of growing older, but living a healthy lifestyle is of utmost importance.
Community Pharmacists make a big difference in the lives of medication-takers, working to make medication management safe, easy, and efficient. National Check Your Meds Day on Oct. 21st supports those efforts.
The World Health Organization has found that medication errors cause at least one death every day and injure approximately 1.3 million people annually in the United States of America alone. These are not minor consequences and often can lead to additional complications or even death. Their findings have caused them to take action against these errors, by launching a global initiative to reduce severe, avoidable medication-associated harm in all countries by 50% over the next 5 years.